Carlsbad, CA – April 19, 2016 — Sure Genomics, Inc., a personal genetics company dedicated to making personal DNA information accessible, today announced Dr. Kenneth Ward, founder of the University of Utah’s DNA Diagnostic Laboratory and the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at ARUP, and former Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Human Genetics at the University of Utah, has formally joined the company’s Advisory Board.
Internationally recognized for his research and work in the field of Medical Genetics, Dr. Ward is also a prominent high-risk pregnancy specialist. He is one of the only physicians in the United States who is board certified in four specialties including Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Medical Genetics and Molecular Genetics.
“Dr. Ward’s 25 years of experience and research in DNA diagnostics has helped to revolutionize the field of medical diagnostics and high-risk pregnancy care,” said Warren Little, CEO and co-founder of Sure Genomics. “As a member of our advisory board, Ken will help expand our capabilities in keeping with new genetic discoveries.”
Dr. Ward is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist with specialized training and certification in perinatology. He is one of the few OB-GYN physicians in the country who is also board certified in clinical genetics and molecular genetics. He established the University of Utah’s DNA Diagnostic Testing Laboratory in 1988 in connection with his research into the genetics of birth defects and obstetrical problems, and served as an Investigator for the Eccles Program in Human Molecular Biology and Genetics. After his residency in OB-GYN at George Washington University in 1987, he completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Medical Genetics at the University of Utah. Prior to devoting his full-time efforts to genetic research, Dr. Ward was Professor and Department Chair of the OB-GYN department at a major state university hospital and Medical School. He currently heads research at a major biotech company, and serves as Laboratory Director of the CLIA lab at Affiliated Genetics.
“Sure Genomics has created a new model for personal exploration and understanding of complex genomic information,” said Dr. Ward. “This excites me because greater understanding can help each of us mitigate some of our genetic challenges and amplify our strengths.”